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American English: /ˈstɪŋkɪŋ/
British English: /ˈstɪŋkɪŋ/

Translation of stinking in Spanish:

adjective before noun

  • 1 (smelly)
    Example sentences
    • She is a visionary, driven by a remarkable energy, determined and brave, undeterred by threats and harassment and numerous arrests and uncomfortable nights in stinking police cells.
    • This blight was caused by a fungus, Phytophthora infestans, and its effect, where it took hold, was to destroy crops almost completely, leaving farmers with nothing but stinking black rotten remains of the tubers.
    • Thousands of prisoners every morning have to get up and empty the stinking chamber pots which have sat in their cells overnight.
  • 2 (very bad) [colloquial]I've got a stinking cold
    tengo un resfriado espantoso
    keep your stinking job!
    ¡quédate con tu maldito or asqueroso trabajo! [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • Tonight will be spent having a couple of quiet ones at Le Pub - I've only just got over jetlag so wouldn't want to jeopardise my recovery by turning up to work with a stinking hangover tomorrow.
    • A severe attack usually coincides with a stinking hangover and can start as early as midday, from whence I will spend the rest of the weekend brooding on the inevitability of Monday morning.
    • Achievement of the day: got up and down a 4000 metre mountain in under fourteen hours, with a stinking cold, and no sleep at the halfway shed due to aching sinuses and the general lack of air.


  • [colloquial] (as intensifier) they're stinking rich
    están forrados (de dinero) [colloquial]
    están podridos en plata or (Spain) podridos de dinero [colloquial]
    he was stinking drunk
    estaba como una cuba [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • Grumpy, middle-aged restaurant reviewers spending Sunday Times dosh with bad grace, used-up sloaney jet trash, PR moppets on expense accounts and the truly stinking rich, that's who.
    • All quibbles about the merits of that series aside, as an English major, it makes me happy when an author of prose fiction becomes stinking bloody rich.
    • It's just that once he became so stinking rich he couldn't hope to ever spend it all on himself, he got interested in building a legacy rather than a personal fortune.
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